Alternative Swine Biosecurity

It is important for all pig farmers, regardless of size and set-up, to have a biosecurity plan. U of MN Extension Educators Sarah Schieck and Wayne Martin developed a series of videos covering aspects of biosecurity considerations for swine producers.  All videos were recorded at the West Central Research and Outreach Center (WCROC), and are courtesy of U of MN Extension Small Farms YouTube channel.

Basics from the West Central Research and Outreach Center

Controlling disease risk is absolutely key to success in an alternative system. This video will outline a basic biosecurity plan for alternative pig farmers to consider.

All-In-All-Out Management Practice

Whenever pigs are commingled with pigs of different ages and health status, the chance for disease transfer greatly increases. This video explains how using the All-In-All-Out (AIAO) management practice can be a great way to minimize the risk of disease transmission by keeping pigs of similar ages together.

Tips for Hoop Barns and Open Areas

This video explains some biosecurity tips when raising pigs in hoop barns and other open areas as a way to reduce the risk of disease transmission to pigs.

Keep Clothing and Footwear from Contaminating Pig Areas

People can transfer disease pathogens to their pigs on their clothing and footwear. This video explains the basic biosecurity measures to use to prevent clothing and footwear from contaminating pig facilities.